Lasting Lily Sympathy Card – Chalkboard Emboss and Color Technique
This Lily Sympathy Card uses an easy technique to create a subtle look. Sympathy cards are always difficult to make.
Because of this, I prefer to create them when I don’t immediately need them. That way, I’ll have a few ready to send when needed and it’s a bit easier to design something with the appropriate tone when I’m not short on time or when words are hard to find.
Looking for a way to show off white lilies, I grabbed my black cardstock.
This card uses the Lasting Lily Stamp Set, free from Stampin’ Up when you place a $100 order during Sale-a-bration. I’m so glad I ordered this set — the sentiments make it easy to create beautiful projects with just the right words.
See below for the chalkboard technique I used to create this lily sympathy card with subtle colors on a bold black background.
Steps for the Chalkboard technique:
- Cut your Papers.Basic Black: 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ for the cardbase and 4 1/8 x 3 3/4″ for the lillies.
- Crushed Curry: 3 strips 1 1/2″ x 4″.
- 2. Create your Lillies.Rub the embossing buddy on your black rectangle. This decreases the chance of stray white splatters.
- Stamp your lillies with versamark ink.
- Sprinkle white embossing powder over the lillies and tap off the excess.
- Heat the powder until it melts.
- Color with Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend markers.
- When dry, cut into 3 equal strips, 1 3/8″ wide.
- 3. Assemble and Adhere your pieces.Adhere your lily strips to the crushed curry strips, and attach to your cardbase.
- Stamp your sentiment on a scrap of crushed curry with black ink, cut out, and adhere with dimensionals towards the bottom of your card.
- Adhere 3 sequins or gems to the card corner.
Supplies for a Lily Sympathy Card:
I first tried coloring the lilies and stems with stampin write markers (water-based), but the colors didn’t expand the way I wanted it to, so I tried stampin’ blend markers (alcohol based). These gave a more equal distribution and saturation of the colors. Both worked, but the Blends gave the deep result I was looking for.
I’m playing along with the following challenges:
- The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – #213 Embossing
- The Flower Challenge – #29 Use your latest Stamps or Dies
- Crafty Sentiments – Spring!
Are you looking for more sympathy cards? Check out a few Pet Sympathy Cards. Sadly, we need those too often as well.